A Million Ways Home

A Million Ways Home by Dianna Dorisi Winget is about a girl named Priscilla Parker who’s nickname is Poppy. Poppy’s grandmother, who is also her legal guardian, ends up in the hospital. Subsequently, Poppy has to live in the children’s center which she hates because she has a snobby roommate who steals her stuff; her cell phone and pillows. One

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CHERUB: The Recruit

C.H.E.R.U.B.   For official reasons these kids don’t exist, and according to records they weren’t even born.  C.H.E.R.U.B., by Robert Muchamore, is an action packed story about a thirteen year old boy named James who was asked to join a special organization known as C.H.E.R.U.B.  These kids are trained to go on top secret missions to spy and gather information

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Eleanor and Park

“He’d stopped trying to bring her back. She only came back when she felt like it, in dreams and lies and broken down deja-vu. Standing next to him until he turned his head. Lying next to him just before he woke up. Making everyone seem drabber and flatter and never good enough. Eleanor ruining everything. Eleanor, gone. He’d stopped trying

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Food: A Love Story

Have you ever heard of a “Pop Tart filled with nasty meat?”  Experienced the wonders of a farmer’s market?  Or even had to eat the dreaded “snot in a rock?”  Comedian Jim Gaffigan’s Food: A Love Story is a hilarious tale of his eating adventures (including these ones), from introducing his kids to new foods, to indulging on a double

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C.H.E.R.U.B Mission 3

CHERUB mission 3 MAXIMUM SECURITY, By Jordan Sonnenblick is a fast read with plenty of action, and interesting characters. It is sure to keep your heart pumping non-stop. With an intriguing plot, and thrilling confrontations, this book will bring you into it’s world. CHERUB is based in the United Kingdom. The agency of CHERUB is a British branch of intelligence,

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Famous Last Words

Tori Rosen, a famous actress in Katie Alender’s Famous Last Words, was the last person to be killed by the Hollywood Killer. In the accruing visions that Willa has been having, she sees the reenactment of the death scenes by the Hollywood Killer. This book grabbed my attention with the front cover. Here a girl is lying on a bed

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Operation “YES”

“Art needs a frame”.  “Art is arranging objects to create beauty”.  “Theater is the art of saying YES”.  These were the first three sentences that Ms.  Loupe, the new 6th grade teacher, wrote on the chalkboard after creating “The Taped Space”.  The taped space is a space on the floor surrounded by a square of tape.  It was created by

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Zen and the Art of Faking It

  Zen and the Art of Faking It, by Jordan Sonnenblick is a lighthearted and humorous tale that follows quirky middle schooler San Lee, who has a knack of changing his personality everywhere he goes. During his miscellaneous adventures he poses as a reincarnated zen master. This book will capture both the young and old with its cast of quirky

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The 10PM Question

  The 10PM Question by Kate De Goldi was a unique story about a boy named Frankie who tries to successfully survive 7th grade. In Frankie’s head, he asks questions about his parents, friends, aunties and his life that can not be answered. When a new girl named Sydney, who is unlike anything else, starts at his school, Frankie begins

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